At WA Dental, we are passionate about promoting good oral health habits. We believe in two key steps to keep your dental health on track – regular visits to your dentist and a good oral health care routine at home.
Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. At WA Dental we remind you to visit every 6 or 12 months, allowing us to detect any problems at the earliest possible stage so that if treatment is required, it is normally minimally invasive and less costly.
It is important to communicate with your dentist any concerns or problems you may be experiencing. If you are a new patient, we will ask you to fill out a medical history questionnaire. It is important to disclose any medical conditions as these may impact your oral health or influence treatment. For regular patients, it is important to mention if you are experiencing any new health problems that you have been diagnosed with since your last visit. It is also helpful for you to bring a list of any medications or supplements you are on, including the dosage size. Let the team know if you suffer with dental anxiety so we can make your visit as comfortable as possible.
Dental x-rays are usually updated every two to three years, unless there is an issue that needs to be assessed more closely. An x-ray will give the dentist a good view of what cannot be seen in the mouth, helping to identify decay between teeth as well as any abscesses, cysts or impacted teeth.
A dedicated home care routine is essential to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We recommend brushing for at least two minutes twice a day, using a soft bristled manual or electric toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Also try to floss at least once daily to clean between the teeth and just below the gumlines.
Our practice is a preferred provider for many of the major health funds, which means you are often entitled to your maximum rebate when attending your regular check-ups and cleans. If it has been a while since your last visit, contact WA Dental to schedule a checkup and clean today. Our friendly, skilled team of dentists are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help you maintain a beautiful smile!